Raleigh, NC


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We have reserved a block of rooms less than a mile from the church

and close to some of our favorite restaurants.

We hope you will enjoy experiencing our neighborhood!


Make sure to book your room before March 2nd to take advantage of the special room rate




We love to eat, drink and support our friends!

There is so much to do in Raleigh!


Bida Manda and Brewery Bhavana is Laotian food at it’s best! Stop by and see Jordan for the crispy pork belly soup, (Caroline claims it will change your life!!) the green papaya salad or, if you are feeling adventurous, the beef or duck larb. Charlie has his made Lao hot but it is not for the faint of heart (or Caroline).

If you want to go a little more Contemporary American, swing by and see John and the gang at Standard Foods for some oysters on the half shell or stop by Stanbury for some excellent bone marrow and an always terrific white fish dip.

Contemporary southern your thing? Hit Poole’s Diner and see AB and Leslie for an always changing chalkboard menu, but don’t skip the world famous Mac N Cheese.

All of these places have cocktail lists curated by some of the best in the business. Just want to grab a drink? Where to start? Cocktails at Foundation and Fox Liquor Bar. Beer at the PR , State of Beer or any of the awesome breweries around. We recommend Lynwood or Trophy. Prefer wine rather than beer? Go see Doug and the crew at Seaboard Wine Warehouse for an excellent selection of wine- they have samples! 

Things to Do

Golf anyone? Lonnie Poole is one of the best courses around! Located on Centennial Campus at NC State University and designed by Arnold Palmer, the course is challenging and boasts great city views of the Raleigh skyline.

Want to get in a quick round? Swing by Raleigh Golf Association for a short, Links style round. Charlie always says it is like playing golf in a cow pasture. If you want to come up a day early or stay for an extra day, we are only an hour and fifteen minutes from Pinehurst Resort where you can play any of their eight courses including the famous Number Two.

Umstead Park is a great place for a hike or a bike ride. Go to Lake Johnson and get a paddle boat or canoe for the afternoon. Falls Lake is great for fishing, though most prefer to go “catching” from what we hear.

Checkout the NC Museum of Art where you can walk through the sculpture garden or view the Art in Bloom exhibit (only available the weekend of our wedding!) Swing by the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and play with all of the interactive exhibits or watch a film in the Daily Planet. The museum's 360 degree, three story theatre. Both are great places to spend an afternoon! Take the kids to the interactive Marbles Kids Museum or over to Pullen Park to ride the carousel which has been around since 1900.

We know you are here for our day, but there is no lack of fun to be had in downtown Raleigh!